The School Committee approved the calendar for next year, including the half days for professional development. We have been discussing alternative options for our half day professional development days through the year. These have traditionally been held on Fridays, and they are an early release for students with PD in the afternoon for educators. The idea of flipping that arrangement was raised and discussed as it has been successful in other districts. This would mean that we hold professional development in the morning, and then students arrive late to school (by lunchtime) with a routine afternoon including all after school activities.
With over 820 responses to the brief survey that was sent out to families and educators, the overwhelming response was in favor of keeping the current arrangement. While we will continue to discuss other options for future years, I recommended no change from our existing schedule for next year, and the School Committee approved the calendar under those assumptions. The calendar is posted online at https://www.tritonschools.org/2019-2020-school-year-calendar/. You can get to this year’s calendar, next year’s calendar, or the Google calendar of current events by hovering over the “Calendar” link at the top/right of our main website.